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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Peter Burke Abstract This essay—a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on contextualism—is concerned with the gradual rise (in Europe and then more generally in the West) of awareness of the existence of modes of thought or systems of belief that are different from those that are dominant...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2022
... but that none of us truly knows—can live in or belong to—more than one. In his new essay, when Burke turns again to Evans-Pritchard on the Azande, he does so with clearly normative aims: It is reasonable to ask whether all the Azande were unaware of other systems of belief. After all, when Evans-Pritchard...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 80–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
... systems and languages must, at base, be similar enough to render such differences coherent.1 To speak coherently of differences in belief (or in linguistic meaning), one must have, in principle, a way of locat- ing the differences within some scheme. For A and B to differ about the nature of objects...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 11–40.
Published: 01 January 2022
... , a term that came into use in the late eighteenth century to refer to the way in which different beliefs, customs, and so on “hang together.” The term was central to the intellectual system of Wilhelm Dilthey, the philosopher and historian who played a key role in widening the art of interpretation from...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 September 2022
... antagonistic. Thus, although a number of Fleck's central observations, such as the rigidity of belief systems or the effect of prior expectations on perception, would be studied experimentally by psychologists, the two fields most immediately and extensively influenced by his work, the history...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 154–163.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Raphaelites Burne- ­Raphaelites flung cults and belief systems systems (every belief and cults...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 152–177.
Published: 01 January 2002
... to the way in which differ- ent beliefs, customs, and so on “hang together.” The term was central to the intel- lectual system of Wilhelm Dilthey, the philosopher and historian who played a key role in widening the art of interpretation from texts to the lives of individu...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 404–416.
Published: 01 August 2010
... without the mediating complexities of choice and conscious belief. The upshot step is to assume that the system cultural expresses itself in a text or an individual dissolved into the system such that we can say they are determined by it. The next sions. From here it is astepsmall...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (2): 221–243.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., musste, weil ich unaufhörlich darüber irre wurde, dass ich dass wurde, irre darüber unaufhörlich ich weil musste, Vernunft reine der Kritik sumption” ( as this itwith in remain not time, same the at could, but [ofthe assumption this without system the ason the reading in anew...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., metaphysical convictions count when comparing religions was easily rebutted. easily was religions whencomparing count convictions metaphysical only that suggestion their point, which At rest. beliefs onwhich practices gious reli the including systems, religious entire and beliefs...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 482–483.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., but a belief that one lives in a world without design, plan, or care for its creatures. Why did some readers and listeners reach that belief and disbelief? To answer that question in terms of both emotions and thought, from the outside looking in, would require a unified field theory of cognition. I'll wait...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 250–280.
Published: 01 August 2007
... then Boghossian judgments, unrelativized and judgments relativized between relative to some background conceptual system C. On the basis of the distinction proposition that mean not so that when relativists utter the words “evidence E supports belief B,” they can judgment ( E supports belief B...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., feminist to nonfeminist, and religious agnostic to devout Catholic. Higginbotham discusses political theorist C. B. McPherson's idea of “possessive individualism” and its influence on Fox-Genovese's steadfast belief that individual rights derive from society (rather than innate nature) and that the concept...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... on environmental, economic, social, and political fronts. A heightened awareness of humans’ impact on the global environment has accompanied deepening economic and racial inequities and threats to the security of Western democracies. Rorty's confident belief in liberal democracy as the goal of political...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
...G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where nothing mattered; particularities of Christian belief and practice, pleasures of the senses, personal desires, all vanished in the utter self-abandonment of the soul in the presence of God. The “resigned” soul...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
... beings and that our being so is manifested in the widespread belief, found across cultures and historical epochs, that taking human life contaminates the killer and may pose a threat to the entire community, unless rituals of purification are performed to counteract it. Examples from the Hebrew Bible...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 429–450.
Published: 01 August 2007
... they belief of wrong the alarmed confessions, Catholic and Protestant both of clerics, numerous did as proper onwrote the Spinoza, managementall Locke, Leibniz, of Pascal, belief, Descartes, long. Bacon, so for wrong so been have could authorities respected thought of systems old...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (1): 41–47.
Published: 01 January 2005
... little to alleviate the intolerance that is inherent to religious belief. The diffi culties involved in recognizing the faiths of others are particularly acute when the religions involved are monotheisms. Every religion makes claims to truth that cast doubt on the claims made by other religions...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 369–370.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... the in remain to performers living by transmission upon primarily depends thus and of notation system not auniversal have does still Ballet arts. performance of transmission the of difficulties unique ofthe aspects of several Printemps du Sacre Le for Stravinsky’s choreography Nijinsky’s...